(Closed) Who opens chapel doors?

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 2
3038 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

We got married in a church, and the church caretaker opened the door for us. Basically, he started and stopped the clocks, the music started at the front, and then he opened the door for us. We had a 4-year-old flower girl walking in front of us, so it would have been very awkward if we had to open them ourselves… If I were you I would check with the chapel/the person that performs the ceremony.

Post # 3
13889 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Our wedding coordinator opened out venue door for us (not a chapel).  I’m sure you could ask someone at the church or an usher to handle the door opening!

Post # 4
1680 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I had two friends (who were our ushers) open the doors for us. I’ve attended weddings where they left the door propped open and the bride just stepped into view. That would be an easy solution 🙂

Post # 6
129 posts
Blushing bee

All the weddings I’ve been to it was the ushers.

Post # 7
183 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

That’s such a good question! I will probably be walking in by myself too so I’m glad I was able to read up on other people’s advice. 

Post # 10
2167 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014


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MrsMariposa:  I’m getting married in a small rural chapel as well. My 10 year old nephew and his father (my BIL) will be greeting guests as they enter the chapel and will handle door opening and closings for the ceremony. Brother-In-Law is also our MC so it works well for him to be out greeting guests.

  • This reply was modified 6 years, 6 months ago by  sillysillybee.
Post # 11
110 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I was wondering the same thing.  I am getting one of the ushers to open the doors for the bridal party.

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